Legal Ontologies and Knowledge Graphs: Open-Source Resources

Why we do it

The project “Legal Ontologies and Knowledge Graphs – Open Source Resources” emerges from the realization that the absence of a standardized data format and interface poses a significant challenge in connecting diverse sources of legal data and associated tools. With each vendor defining its own data model, the lack of a cohesive standard impedes the seamless connection of tools, hindering the creation of a COMMON LEGAL PLATFORM. However, the Liquid Legal Institute recognizes the potential for collective collaboration to address this issue. By working collaboratively on a state-of-the-art overview, the project seeks to benefit everyone involved. The initial focus is on creating an overview, paving the way for subsequent projects to delve into the combination and interconnection of data points. The repository is openly published, allowing universal access without restrictions, and contributions from various experts in Knowledge Engineering, spanning commercial, non-profit, academic, and public sectors, are welcomed. The ultimate goal is to generate a comprehensive overview of relevant resources and share them freely with the wider community.

Bernhard Waltl

Georg Bonczek

How we do it

The Liquid Legal Institute actively connects leading experts in the field of Knowledge Engineering, fostering collaboration among entities from commercial, non-profit, academic, and public sectors. The collaborative effort aims to create a comprehensive overview of relevant resources related to legal ontologies and knowledge graphs, and this repository is made accessible to all without the need for passwords or restrictions. The Institute expresses gratitude to those who have already contributed to the GitHub list, acknowledging their valuable input.

To encourage continued growth and inclusivity, the Institute invites individuals to explore the existing repository, identify any missing elements, and contribute directly to enrich the collective knowledge base. The emphasis is on creating a dynamic platform where contributors, irrespective of their background, can actively shape and enhance the shared resources for the benefit of the wider community.

Liquid Legal Summit 2024

Current issues such as decreasing enrollments, a lack of essential skills, inefficient processes, and digital disparities in justice indicate a deep-rooted crisis. Accelerated by AI developments, these problems particularly impact copyright and regulatory aspects of the legal sector. These topics will be discussed at the Liquid Legal Summit on July 4 at the Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn, focusing on joint efforts to tackle these challenges.